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Registered sex offender arrested on molestation charges in Cameron Park

By: Staff report
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CAMERON PARK, CA - A 63-year-old transient was arrested Monday evening on child molestation charges.

At 4:50 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office was called to an apartment off Cimmarron Road in Cameron Park, by a mother reporting she had caught an acquaintance in the act of molesting her child.

Responding deputies identified the suspect as Jeffrey Michael Ellsworth, a known registered sex offender.  Ellsworth, a transient living in the Cameron Park area, had fled from the apartment complex prior to the deputies' arrival, but was later tracked down to an unrelated address off Oak Hill Road in the Pleasant Valley area.

Ellsworth was booked to El Dorado County Jail on felony charges of child molestation.

~ Staff report